Tag: organic

Shop Small Day 168: Duck Soup

Based on my Facebook feed, it seems like there’s lots of college visits happening. If your collegiate is more patchouli & almond milk than pizza & beer, don’t worry, they won’t go hungry if they’re headed to Northern Illinois. Duck Soup provides all of their organic and natural health care needs. Duck Soup opened in... Read more »

Shop Small Day 163: Milk & Honey Cafe

Not that we ever really need an excuse, but summertime just seems to call for breakfast with the girls. Or lunch. Or brunch. Of course, you could take the guys, but they may not appreciate the just plain adorable-ness of Milk & Honey Cafe Located in one of my favorite Chicago neighborhoods, Wicker Park, Milk... Read more »

Shop Small Day 149: Farmer's Market Highlights

If you’re looking to shop small and support local businesses, hitting a farmer’s market is the perfect way to start. Even if it’s a small market with only a few vendors, you still have an opportunity to find new neighborhood shops. Since I didn’t have a ton of time this morning, I stayed local and... Read more »
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Day 118: Two Mothers Foods

Ok, my friends.  It’s been a long day;  you’re hungry, your family is hungry, and everyone wishes dinner were on the table 20 minutes ago. Choices seem pretty limited: fast-food, pizza, basically junk…and usually a chain. Now, throw food sensitivities, gluten-free, or vegan necessities into the mix and good luck. Well, until now, it’s mom... Read more »

Day 103: Full Sunday

Tomorrow is supposed to be 73°! Yippee! So, get out of the house & go support some small business favorites. I know these stores aren’t all in close proximity of each other, but depending where the road takes you on a gorgeous Sunday, maybe you’ll hit one or two of these shops. Breakfast. There’s no... Read more »

Day 84: A Day of Favorites!

Since the kids are on spring break, I tried to get the majority of our errands done in one shot, and still incorporate a few for fun. Besides the standard bank & library stops we hit a few favorites for each of us! First stop, Peter Rubi’s for fresh fruits & veggies for the week.... Read more »
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Day 60: 5 favorite grocers

Well, it’s month 3 of this 12 month Shop Small challenge. I have to say, I am loving it. Other people’s response to the challenge is entertaining; there’s always some product they ask where I now find it: usually it’s groceries. Of everything, though, groceries is probably the easiest! I haven’t shopped at Jewel or... Read more »

Day 52: Favor the Earth!

Since I’ve moved to the Chicago Now forum, many readers are new to this blog (?diary?).  If you’d like to know how this 365 day challenge of shopping small began, this will take you back to day 1.  Catch up on a few of our earlier favorites: Marcel’s Culinary Experience, Lola’s & Gigi’s, and Lemon... Read more »

Day 42: Two Brothers morning, noon, and night!

If you’re from the Chicagoland area, you’ve probably heard of Two Brothers Brewing. They are the epitome of a small business, starting to make it big! Owners (and brothers) Jason and Jim are celebrating Two Brothers 16th anniversary, a great milestone for any small business. You may have tried Domaine Dupage, Ebel Weiss (my favorite),... Read more »
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